Do You Listen? / June 18, 2019

(In this post I have included the original post, but as I read it again I heard God speak to me and tell me that it was unfinished. So The bold print is from the original.)
When your children do not listen to you and disobey you do you get upset? Of course you do. I do not know of any parents that does not care when their child does something wrong. As a parent you have rules you expect your children to follow those rules. There are the things you want them to do, and the things you do not want them to do. When they break your rules you discipline them. So why is it that when God tells us to do something or not do something we like to argue with Him, or we go ahead and do the thing He has told us not to do? He is our Heavenly Father, and we are His children. As we want our children to listen to us we need to listen to God our Father and not argue with Him and do what we know pleases Him. We are not to talk back or tell Him what to do. We do not tolerate this with our own children, so why is it that we think we can do this with God? 

Growing up, talking back to any adult was not allowed, and you definitely did not talk back to my father, unless you wanted a beating. Yet are there times when we do this with God, our Heavenly Father? Do we make demands and tell Him what to do? I think we have become spoiled children at times. We have used prayer as a one-way street, with a list of demands and wants. A combination of a shopping list and a to do list.

When Jesus was asked by His disciples how to pray, He had included, ‘Thy will be done’ in His example of how to pray, and what we today call the ‘Lord’s prayer’ (Matthew 3:9-13). Later while praying in Gethsemane, He again said in prayer, ‘Not my will but Thine be done’. In both instances, Jesus the Son of God does not make demands but prayed for the will of God to be done.

It is not our own will that we should be seeking but His. How can we know His will? Let us not only hear what He tells us, but listen. Remember that prayer is communicating with God. He is not your personal genie granting you what ever you wish, He is our Heavenly Father. He wants to hear from you, but He also wants for you to listen to what He has to say. He is not your ATM machine where you put your membership card in so you can take something out. Stop for a moment and give Him your time and attention. Listen to His voice.

1 John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
John 10:27-28 ESV My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Mark 4:24 ESV And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, (9) for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Proverbs 7:1-3 ESV My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; (2) keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; (3) bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.

Ten Reasons Why You Can Trust The Hands Of God

Becoming the Oil and the Wine

1. The Lord will deliver you from the enemies with a mighty hand. 

And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day. (Deuteronomy 5:15)

2. The Lord’s hand will do great works in your life.

And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

Saying, blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. (Luke 19:37-38

3. You will receive double from the Lord’s hands because of your…

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Wipe Your Feet!

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The Welcome mat outside your home is for more than decoration. It has a purpose, you are to use it to wipe the dirt off of the bottom of your shoes off so you do not track the dirt into the home.

My mother was Japanese and before you entered her home you took off your shoes before you entered her home. In biblical times there were servants who greeted guests and washed their feet. Jesus washed the feet of His disciples.

John 13:1-17 (NKJV)

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

And supper being ended,[a] the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas…

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Proverbs 1:8-9 Lesson 2

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A lesson from Proverbs #2 Instruction and Teaching

Proverbs1: 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

Instruction and teaching are they the same thing?

Instruction / noun

  1. the act or practice of instructing or teaching; education.
  2. knowledge or information imparted.
  3. an item of such knowledge or information.
  4. Usually, instructions. orders or directions:

The instructions are on the back of the box.

  1. the act of furnishing with authoritative directions.
  2. Computers. a command given to a computer to carry out a particular operation.

Synonyms directionstardisciplinestarguidancestarinformationstarlessonstarpreparationstarschoolingstarteachingstartrainingstarapprenticeshipstarcoachingstardrillingstaredificationstarenlightenmentstargroundingstartuitionstartutelage

Teaching / noun

  1. the act or profession of a person who teaches.
  2. something that is taught.
  3. Often, teachings. doctrines or precepts:

the teachings of Lao-tzu.

Synonyms coachingstar

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30 days of gratefulness – 8 ( I’m grateful for God’s peace )

30 days of gratefulness – 8 ( I’m grateful for God’s peace )

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Today, I’m grateful for the peace that surpasses all understanding.

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While the disciples of Jesus were frightened and troubled by the stormy wind and the raging sea, Jesus was enjoying a sound sleep. Why? Because he had peace of mind. The storms and the raging sea could not overwhelm Jesus instead they obeyed him!

I’m enjoying God’s peace virtually in every facet of my life. This is because whenever the thunder roars or the storm rises to trouble me, I remember that Jesus himself is my peace and that he has given me his peace. I rely on God’s promise to keep me in perfect peace and he always fulfils that promise!

I pray for someone out there who is going through turbulent times, may God’s peace that surpasses human understanding surround your heart, mind, and home. May you find and enjoy peace on every side and…

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Pain Part 7 / A Prayer

This I Pray

Rom 8:18 NKJV  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

A prayer
Father,
forgive me for complaining about my pain more than I praise you and for any time I blamed you for my suffering. I am sorry. Help me to praise you even when it hurts, to share Your love with others who hurt and are suffering. Use my imperfections to show the world Your perfect love. What the world designed for my destruction use to be glorified in me. For I understand that it is not You that hurt me or caused  my infirmities. I live in a fallen world and we have all been given free will to choose do right or wrong. I know when I have been hit and abused physically, sexually, and emotionally You were with me suffering with me. You know my every wound and pain because You bore my pain when You were beaten Jesus. They mocked You, spit on You, beat You, rejected You and crucified You, and still in that moment You did not defend Yourself but submitted Your body to their punishment because You love me. On the cross You said to Your Father, ‘Forgive them, they know not what they do.’ You forgave my sins and paid my debt when I did not deserve this from You. You love me truly and You cry with me when I cry and hurt when I hurt. This pain I feel may feel like I have suffered a lifetime but a time will come when I will know that it was just a small part of my life. Yes I have been hurt and I am weak but Your love fills me and gives me hope that better days are coming. Thank You so much for loving me as I am and for taking all the mess of my life and turning it into just one of Your masterpieces.
In Jesus name, Amen
Your imperfect Child

No Feet To Stand On

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I know the actual saying is not having a leg to stand on.  Today a thought came to me that if you don’t have feet you don’t have anything to stand on either. Inspiration? A shard of glass is lodged deep in the heel of my foot and I have not been able to remove it. Which means I have not been able to stand on my foot causing me not only pain but I am walking off balance. My spiritual foundation is Christ. It is on this Rock that I stand. My feet are my physical body’s foundation and something as simple as as a thorn or piece of glass in my foot gets me off balance. So what are things that get me spiritually off balance? Anything that I allow to take my focus off of Jesus. To stay balanced I must meditate on His Word and let…

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